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If you are striving for a healthy lifestyle, eating right is undoubtedly on your “to-do” list. Opinions on what constitutes a healthy diet are always changing. Instead of focusing on one fad or another, it is better to just eat an overall good diet. After all, moderation is the key.
It is impossible to consume all the nutrients a body needs during a single meal. There are over forty important nutrients that our bodies need each day. This means that it is important to eat a variety of foods at each meal, so that these nutrient needs are all met. It can also be helpful to take a good vitamin and mineral supplement each day, just to fill in any gaps that your diet might not have met.
A healthy diet also means that sometimes there will be trade-offs. Occasionally, you may want to go out to lunch with friends, and as a result, your dinner might be higher in fat and calories than it normally would be. Instead of worrying about this, or skipping the dinner out with your friends, just plan ahead. Your daily food intake will average out if you simply make sure to eat a low-fat, low-calorie lunch that day, so that you can enjoy the occasional treat meal. All too often, people fall into the habit of thinking that healthy eating must be an “all or nothing” proposition. So, since they cannot avoid bad foods all the time, they give up on healthy eating entirely. It is far better to eat well most of the time, instead of never eating well.
It is important to realize that good health is more about the “long game.” A single healthy meal will not immediately fix years of poor food choices. On the other hand, a single “cheat meal” will not ruin the benefits of weeks of healthy food choices.
Making healthy food choices is often confusing because opinion keeps changing on what we should eat, and what we should avoid. Some experts recommend eating a diet rich in complex carbohydrates. Others recommend avoiding most carbohydrates, and instead focusing on lean protein. Others recommend diets that are high in both fat and protein.
A better approach is to simply adopt a good all-around eating plan. A good diet includes fruits and vegetables, lean protein, moderate amounts of complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats. Eating more fish is a great way to get healthy protein and “good fats” in the same delicious meal. Whenever possible, replace saturated fats with unsaturated fats. Skip processed carbohydrate foods, and instead substitute whole grains such as brown rice and oatmeal. Instead of eating foods that contain a lot of processed sugar, substitute fruit.
These simple meal planning habits, combined with a modest exercise program, will go a long way towards improving the healthiness of your lifestyle.